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For Immediate Release

Comedian uses laughter to help those affected by cancer

 Toronto-January 6, 2013

Robert Hawke, a Toronto comedian, author and cancer survivor uses laughter as a healing tool as part of The Hope Workshop. The Hope Workshop is a chance for people affected by cancer to come together, tell their stories and share resources. This dynamic presentation will be at Gilda’s Club Greater Toronto, 24 Cecil St, Thursday, January 23rd from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.

More than 30% of people in the industrialized world will deal with a diagnosis of cancer. Survivors often describe it as the fight of their lives.  “After I was sick, I was lost for a while,” says Hawke “It was challenging to pick up the pieces again. I really wanted to create something that would help people do that.”

The Hope Workshop is about celebrating the success of each person affected by cancer, and about starting to look at the future. It gives people the chance to answer the question “What now?”.

The Hope Workshop is the brainchild of author Robert Hawke who wrote the book Kicking Cancer’s Ass: A Lighthearted Guide to the Fight of Your Life. Hawke was nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award and is thrilled to use laughter to help people on their journey.

How does laughter help with someone’s cancer journey? Isn’t that crazy?

“Laughter can be a very powerful tool when we are going through a cancer.” says Hawke. “I’ve seen it really make a difference in people’s lives. The Hope Workshop is about feeling good and reconnecting with a sense of possibility. I have a blast doing it.”

The Hope Workshop is answering a call for participants like Judy B who states, “The Hope Workshop is a feel good experience no matter who you are, where you are at, or where you are going.” Dominique G says, “This workshop gave me great tools that I will use. It was both amazing and awesome!”  and the Chief of Staff at Trillium Health Centre, Dr. Dante Morra offers, “Robert’s dynamic presentations have proved very valuable for our curriculum at The University of Toronto Medical School. Kudos!”

The Hope Workshop still has a few available spaces for participants. Please contact Gilda’s Club to register at (416) 214-9898

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